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Legislative Forum

June 1 – 3, 2011* Tradewinds Island Resorts * St. Petersburg Beach, Florida

Updated 5.25.2011

Day 1: Wednesday, June 1

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Golf – River Strand Golf & Country Club
Contact if you would like to participate.

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Evening Welcome Reception 
Location: South Beach
Sponsored by: Centerpoint

7:30 pm

AGA-hosted dinners
Location: Various

Day 2: Thursday, June 2

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by: Duke Energy

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Welcome to AGA’s Legislative Forum in St. Petersburg Beach, FL

Speaker: George Baldwin,
Piedmont Natural Gas & Chair of the AGA Legislative Committee
Speaker:  Dave McCurdy, President  & CEO, AGA
Speaker: Fritz Hirst, TECO Energy & Chair of the Legislative Forum Committee
Speaker: Gordon Gillette, President, Tampa Electric and TECO Peoples Gas System

9:30 am – 10:45 am

From the Ground Up: Understanding Natural Gas Shales and Associated Extraction Technologies
You will learn about the ins and out of natural gas production and hydraulic fracturing.
Speaker: Chris McGill, Managing Director, Policy Analysis, AGA

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Sponsored by: Dominion

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Environmental Protection Agency:  Everything and the kitchen sink!
An expert from EPA will discuss the latest actions on the greenhouse gas and methane leak reporting rules, hydrofracking and much more. You will also hear AGA staff give an in-depth presentation on the latest legislative and regulatory proposals and how they could impact AGA members. The presentation will be followed by Q&A.
Speaker: Michael Goo
, Associate Administrator, Office of Policy, Environmental Protection Agency
Speaker: Pam Lacey
, Senior Managing Counsel - Environment,  AGA

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Garden Courtyard (outside)
Speaker:  Bernadette Budde, Senior Vice President, Political Analysis, BIPAC
Sponsored by: NiSource Inc.

2:30 pm – 4:30

Department of Transportation/NARUC: Pipeline Safety
The federal pipeline safety program is presently operating under a continuing resolution, and is due to be reauthorized. The 112th Congress must craft a final reauthorization vehicle that will improve the safety and security of the U.S. pipeline network.  The federal regulator (PHMSA) and state commissioners will discuss such issues as: jurisdiction, automatic pipeline shutoff valves, penalties for pipeline safety violations, resources, rate and shareholder impacts, R&D needs, and inspection methodologies.  The presentation will be followed by Q&A.

Speaker: Biz Scott, Chief Counsel, DOT's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
Speaker: Stan Wise, Georgia Public Utility Commissioner
Speaker: Paul Roberti, Rhode Island Public Utility Commmission & Member of NARUC Pipeline Safety Task Force
Speaker: Bruce Paskett, Principal Compliance Engineer, NW Natural Speaker: Kyle Rogers, Vice President of Public Affairs, AGA

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Evening Reception
Location: Breck Pool Deck (outside)
Sponsored by: TECO Energy & Puget Sound Energy & Bloomberg Government

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

cation: Breck Pool Deck (outside)
Sponsored by: TECO Energy & Puget Sound Energy

Day 3: Friday, June 3

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Breakfast with FERC Commissioner Marc Spitzer
Come enjoy a hearty breakfast and hear from our breakfast speaker, FERC Commissioner Marc Spitzer , who will discuss natural gas issues that have and will come before FERC. 
Speaker:  Marc Spitzer, Commissioner, FERC
Sponsored by: TECO Energy & Puget Sound Energy & Piedmont Natural Gas & NW Natural

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Panel Discussion
This presentation will cover issues related to cost recovery for pipelines, rate making and siting for pipelines and LNG facilities.  AGA staff will present on any related legislative proposals.  The presentation will be followed by Q&A.

Speaker:  Joseph T. Kelliher, Executive Vice President of Federal Affairs, Next Era Energy, Inc., and Former FERC Chairman
Speaker:  Jeff Wright, Director of the Office of Energy Projects, FERC
Speaker: Kyle Rogers, Vice President of Public Affairs, AGA

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Sponsored by: Dominion

10:45 am  - 12:00 pm

PAC Management for Corporations
Experts will provide you with some creative ideas that will help you build PAC Membership and attract new members. You will also learn about the latest fundraising strategies and what it takes to launch a successful solicitation. 
Speaker: Breanna Olson, Manager, Political Involvement Programs, Public Affairs Council
Speaker: Bree Raum, Director, Government Relations, AGA
Speaker: Ashley  Smith, Legislative and GASPAC Specialist, AGA

1:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Golf – River Strand Golf & Country Club
Contact  if you would like to participate.


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